Globalization and Education: Integration and Contestation Across Cultures

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Nelly P. Stromquist, Karen Monkman
Rowman & Littlefield, 2000 - Education - 363 pages
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The effects of globalization have long been dealt with in terms of economic and technological consequences, but what about the influence on education? Though still not a precise concept, what we understand as "globalization" is bringing forth numerous and profound changes in the economic, cultural, and political life of nations. With increased opportunities for interaction and learning, education around the world is rapidly becoming transformed. The essays contained in this comprehensive yet readable book, strive to provide a thorough examination of the impact these changes are having on how education is defined, whom it serves, and how it is assessed around the world. Globalization and Education is organized into three sections. The first addresses conceptual and theoretical issues underlying such notions as globalization, internationalization, and multilateralism. The second presents empirical data from various contries and provides examples of shifts and transformations within a specific level or modality of the educational system. The third looks at the totality of educational changes taking the nation as the unit of analysis.

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Nelly P. Stromquist is professor in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. Karen Monkman is assistant professor in the International and Intercultural Development Education Program at Florida State University.

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